"Play And Learn through Song"
Mrs. Wenger taught at Sonrise Academy Preschool in Lebanon until 2017. When it closed, she used her in-home music studio to offer instruction to little learners. To date, over 40 children from all over Lebanon county have participated in these classes where we "play and learn through song!"
Striving for excellence, and to reassure parents of high standards, we've asked for input from Elco kindergarten teachers. Having clear aims makes our activities effective. Our goal is to equip each child not just for kindergarten success, but a lifetime of learning!
SMALL CLASS SIZE
Individual attention is assured with classes of just 8 students. Mrs. Wenger meets with children individually at the start of each day, not just for skill practice but to further build relationships.
Teachable moments happen when classroom topics are meaningful. By starting with an idea that is relevant to children, discoveries arise through a blend of student directed and teacher-led activities.
Planning, negotiation and many more skills develop during peer playtime. Students discover how to relate with one another through conflict and disagreement, and how to regulate their emotions.
Elco kindergarten teachers have evaluated our learning goals. This helps assure we're on track with important reading readiness skills, number sense and ample fine motor practice.
Mrs. Wenger and her assistants teach from the perspective of a biblical worldview. Children hear a weekly Bible story and learn a monthly verse put to music. God's amazing love for them is also repeatedly affirmed!
Dropping your child off at a home vs. a sterile, institutional building gives many parents peace of mind. This set up is a great way to introduce your child to school in an informal way!
PARKING AND PICK UP
Parents also appreciate the ease of arrival and dismissal, with ample parking in a low-traffic neighborhood. Our doorstep drop-off and pick-up procedures are especially appreciated by parents with younger children along. No need to tote infants and toddlers up flights of stairs. We make this easy for busy families!